Happy New Year’s Eve!!!

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2018 is coming to an end and I wanted with wish you all a Happy New Year’s Eve!!!! Today, I just want to reflect a little bit on the year. If you are new to reading my blog, welcome and here’s a little recap. For my dedicated followers, here is a little trip down memory lane!

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Oh my goodness…..yes I’m tearing up! The love, the ups, the downs, the memories are all so amazing. It’s so crazy to think that a job can make such a difference in your life. I love Stampin’ Up and being a demonstrator! I did not think 14 (almost 15) years ago that it would turn into something so amazing. Some of the photos above are my personal life but there is so much of my “work” life that is part of my personal life too. The friends I have made through the years mean so much to me! The love and support through my pregnancy, loss, 2nd pregnancy, delivery, and still to this day means more to me than you will ever know.

Claire…..aka Ziggy….was so loved before she was even here. Every stamp event that I went to I was surprised with more love…and cake!!! It was amazing. Having so many people ask about how I was and how things were going was amazing. Between the bump sign and the delivery, there is a photo of me and my stamp goodies heading out to the last class before Claire was born. That day was bittersweet because I was super excited for a little break to relax before she arrived but I was also sad I wouldn’t be seeing all of my stampers. Then there were a few trips we took with Claire. We went to Champaign for a Vacation Stamping School and Orlando for OnStage. Both of these events were amazing. I was able to get out of the house and not feel trapped because let me tell you some days it felt like it. I got to see old friends (not in age) and meet new ones. Learning new stamping techniques and ideas made me feel that crafty high and I was rejuvenated. Stampin’ Up is so much more than stamps, paper, and ink. It’s love, people, and happiness!!!

Thank you all for being a part of my life! You are all amazing. I truly appreciate your comments, likes, shares, class attendance, orders, and thoughts. You mean the world to me. 2018 was a great year and I can’t wait to see what will happen in 2019! Join me on this amazing journey called life!!!

Happy New Year’s Eve! Please stay safe tonight and I look forward to 2019!


Christmas Break!!!

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Happy Monday!!! I just wanted to pop on to say I’m taking a Christmas Break! I will be spending lots of time with family and soaking up all the first Christmas special moments with Claire! This week I won’t be posting here on my blog but I do have videos going up over on my YouTube Channel so you can check that out here! There is just so much to share with the upcoming Occasions Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration!

Christmas Break, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Wonderful Holiday Season!!! Here’s to wonderful times spent with family and friends celebrating love and happiness! May you all have safe travels and an amazing week!

Don’t forget you can still earn the Buffalo Check Stamp Set for FREE with a $75 order (before shipping & tax) through the month of December! Also, there are lots of great deals in the Clearance Rack and Year End Sales Event. Click here to check those out!

Happy Stampin’



Thumbunny Loves You!!!

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Happy Monday and HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BRAD!!! It’s my husband’s birthday today and you all know how much I love making him special cards. You can check out some of the past ones here, here, and here! Now that we have Little Claire, we had to make a card together!!! That’s where Thumbunny Loves You comes into play…

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I love how it turned out even if Claire’s thumb doesn’t really look like a thumb. Rotating the thumb around while holding her on your lap and sticking her hand into ink…….not easy! I do have to say there was no crazy messes with ink so I call it a win!!

I used the Make a Difference Stamp Set for the letters and it was really easy to line up the letters and stamp them. I did not line them all up and stamp as one word on the block. Instead, I stamped 2 letters (T & u) and then lined up the 2 in between (h & m). This makes your letters match up better since the photopolymer around the letters sometimes doesn’t allow for a super close stamped letter. It really wasn’t all that hard though since they are photopolymer. If anything I wouldn’t ever suggest writing much more than this greeting as it isn’t really all that quick. The hardest part was probably finding the letters on the big sheet of stamps. 🙂 I swear some letters took me 5 minutes to find. Also, making sure I was spelling it correctly since it was stamped slowly and in pieces.

Little Thumb, Big Thumb, www.LaurasStampPad.com

After stamping our thumbs in Blushing Bride, I used a Basic Black Marker to color in some of the faces. I also used the March 2017 Paper Pumpkin Kit for the whiskers and the face on my bunny. Paper Pumpkin stamps always come in handy down the road. I have used various greetings and images from past months many time! For the ears on my bunny, I used the Christmas Bulb Builder Punch and then colored in the center with the Whisper White Watercolor Pencil. I free-handed the ears for Claire’s bunny.

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This is the top of the inside of the card and then I wrote on the bottom of the inside of the card! Claire really didn’t want to spread that thumb out so her hand has 4 fingers and a blob. I love it though and Brad does too!!! I’m sure these will get even more crazy as the years go on! Let’s hope I can keep coming up with more ideas!

I hope you all have a wonderful day today and leave your Birthday Wishes for Brad in the comments and I’ll read them to him tonight!

Happy Stampin’


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Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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Thanksgiving is my second favorite holiday and I’m super excited to celebrate it this year!!! I love that it is a simple holiday focused on food and family and celebrating our blessings. I hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving too!!

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There is so much to be thankful today and every day! From the big things to the little things that we have, they are all very special and wonderful! This year, I thought I would share a few new things I’m thankful for.

~I’m super thankful for my amazing Doctor and all the nurses and staff throughout my pregnancy, 33 hours of labor, and C-section delivery.

~Of course, Brad and I are thankful to have a beautiful, healthy baby girl! She is our whole world and we love her more and more with each day!

~Even more this year, I am thankful for Stampin’ Up and this amazing opportunity. Being able to work from home and on my own schedule has been amazing over the past year. Having the ability to share with I love and love what I do is something I’m forever grateful for!

~I’m thankful for Stampin’ Up having their 30th Birthday Party in Orlando, Florida. I’m sure we would have not gone to Florida or Epcot with a 5 month old if it weren’t for Stampin’ Up luring us there! 🙂 Thank you for the amazing opportunity and chance to get out of the house and out of town!

~As always, I’m so thankful for all of you. My followers, my customers, and those who watch my videos…you all are so amazing and mean the world to me! Thank You!!!

I hope you have an amazing day today and stay safe if you are traveling! Check back tomorrow for Stampin’ Up’s Online Extravaganza!!!

Happy Thanksgiving!


Final Photos From OnStage!!!

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Happy Friday!!! This week flew by and I can’t believe next week is Thanksgiving! I feel like it was July last week…..or just Florida weather! 🙂 Today I’m sharing the final photos from OnStage. I could share share share because I took a million and one photos but I’m putting a limit to it! If you are dying to see more, check out the past 2 days of fun photos! Wanna join me on the next trip?? Join my Fabulous Friends Team here!

Final Photos From OnStage, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Frogs, Butterflies, Candy, and Flowers……I’m excited about all of it! These new products coming in the Occasions Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration are just amazing. I can’t wait to play with them and share them all with you! If you have ordered from me in the past 6 months,  you will be getting these catalogs in the mail in December automatically. If you are new to me, send me a message and I can mail one out to you. Click here to send your information to me. You can also click here to start shopping and then I will automatically send you one!

Don’t forget that the FREE Stamp Set of the Month is A Big Thank You!!! With every order of $75 or more before tax and shipping, you will earn this set for FREE from me. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! See you back here on Monday!

Happy Stampin’


Orlando Day 2 Recap!!!

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Today, I’m sharing the Orlando Day 2 Recap!!! There was a lot more stamping, seeing new products, and winning fabulous stuff on this day!!!

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Oh my goodness was I blown away by some of these stamping projects. Shelli’s watercoloring and layering is so amazing and I can only hope to color like that. I did try to take notes on how she does it. I have lots of practice to do! 🙂 There are lots of great masculine sets coming soon and we all know I struggle with man cards. Flowers, flowers, and more flowers make my heart happy!!!

Fabulous Friends Team, www.LaurasStampPad.com

While there is a lot of stamping going on, there is also a lot of chatting, meeting new people, snapping photos, and so much more! The people make this even more fabulous! I tried taking pictures with those in my Fabulous Friends Team, LovenStampfuls Team, and ImPECKable Stampers Team. Of course, I got pictures with others too! Meeting new people from all over the world is just amazing. The green ears were for all of our team so we could find each other in the sea of 6000 people. The bottom right photo is me and the 6 other ladies in our team that earned the Greek Isles Trip and we got to walk across stage together. It was AMAZING!!!

If you would like to see all the goodies we got, check out the video below or click here! Be sure to give the video a thumbs up if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe if you are new. If you would like a notification when I post a new video, be sure to click the bell right next to the subscribe!!!

Happy Stampin’


Orlando Day 1 Recap!!!

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We made it home and it’s snowing…..so not cool!!! I am missing Orlando weather already. Here is our Orlando Day 1 Recap!!! We went to Epcot courtesy of Stampin’ Up and it was amazing!!!!

Orlando Day 1 Recap, www.LaurasStampPad.com

It was super magical and so easy! Parking was a breeze. There was a tram that took us right to the entrance and then it was like we had the whole world in front of us. I remember looking at Brad and saying why does it seem everyone knows where they are going and we are like oh my what do we do first. We headed around the world looking at everything and smashing pennies. We got a total of 19 smashed pennies so of course I had to buy a Disney Penny Passport. Rapunzel and Flynn chatted with us and we got their autograph! Claire did so well and enjoyed looking at everything and everyone. It was HOT like upper 80’s and real feel of mid 90’s! I was loving it!!!

Stampin’ Up released the NEW Occasions Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure to all of us. AMAZING!!! My favorite Sale-A-Bration item already is that amazing ribbon. There are 5 spools of the most beautiful spring colors. Butterflies and gingham are hot hot hot too! Check back tomorrow for more samples, ideas, and goodies. I have millions of photos to sort through and all kinds of things!

Want to join me on the next Stampin’ Up adventure in April? Join my Fabulous Friends team by clicking here!

Happy Stampin’


Orlando Here We Come!!!!!

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Happy Monday everyone!!! I will not be posting this week as I’m heading to Orlando for Stampin’ Up’s 30th Anniversary OnStage Convention!!!! Orlando Here We Come!

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I am beyond excited about this trip and the warm weather (hopefully). You know I’m a warm, summer girl and hate winter! 🙂 Also, I have never been to Orlando or Epcot!!! Stampin’ Up is taking us to Epcot on Wednesday Night! Eeeeee There are 22 Penny Smashers there and my little heart just might explode. Anyone else out there love penny smashers???? Let me know in the comments below! I even have a little Passport Book for all of mine!

Follow me on Social Media to see the adventures that follow this week! I will also be posting NEW stuff that is coming out in the Occasions Mini Catalog in January as well as Sale-A-Bration!!!! WOOT WOOT!

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Facebook: Stampinandscrapbookin with Laura Schmidt-Borchert

Of course, you can still shop online with me here! If you want to join me in the next Stampin’ Up adventure, click here to join my team! I hope you all have an amazing week and I’ll see you back here soon!

Happy Stampin’


I’ve Earned Stampin’ Up’s Incentive Trip!!!

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Stampin’ Up’s year ended in September and I’m excited to say, “I’ve Earned Stampin’ Up’s Incentive Trip!!!

I've Earned Stampin' Up's Incentive Trip, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I couldn’t have done it without all of you! Thank you all so much for your love and support all year long! Thank you for being patient with me lately now that Claire is taking up more of my time. I’m still trying to find a good balance and hope to get there soon! You all mean the world to me whether you are reading this, ordering supplies, attending classes, reaching out to ask a question, or following me on Social Media! Thank you all from the bottom of my heart!

4 months, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here’s a little update on little Miss Claire who no longer thinks naps are necessary. Luckily she sleeps well at night but the no naps during the day is a struggle for all of us for sure. She is growing strong and healthy which is fabulous and took her 4 month shots very well. It sure breaks this Momma’s heart though. I feel like the older she gets the more she looks at us like why did you let that girl hurt me. Pretty sure I have cried every time she has gotten shots. Not looking forward to the 6 month appointment.

If you are crafting this weekend, let me know in the comments below what you are working on. If you need to order anything, click here to start shopping!

Have an amazing weekend! Happy Stampin’


It’s My Birthday Today!!!!

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Happy Birthday to ME!!!! It’s My Birthday Today!!! I love to celebrate all month long but today is officially the day!

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On my birthday, I like to share a little bit about me. Whether you have been following me for a few years now or this is the first post you are reading, thank you for following along and I hope you enjoy learning more about the person here at Laura’s Stamp Pad. You can check out some of my past birthday posts here and here! Enjoy a little bit more about me:

A lot happened in my 32nd year of life!!! It was just a little over a week after my 32nd birthday that we found out we were pregnant. As my belly grew, my love for the color pink never changed…..as is obvious in the photos above. I think I will always love the color pink!

Also, I love taking pictures and having my picture taken. Unfortunately, those two things don’t always go together. I tend to be behind the camera most of the time so there are more pictures of everyone else and not as many of me. This is probably why I wanted to take weekly bump photos and made my husband do them every Monday.

I am a bit of a freak and overthink everything which made me scared to death of pregnancy through most of my 20’s but I always wanted a baby of my own. I babysat since the moment I could stay home alone. In college, I went on a trip with a big family as the nanny. There are 8 nieces and nephews in my family and I couldn’t wait to have a child call me Mommy rather than always Auntie. I do take my duties as an Auntie very seriously though….love them all so much! My pregnancy went very smooth and was great….nothing to worry about! Another thing about me…..I have no patience usually! This made waiting 41 weeks and 3 days really hard!! But that’s not all, even after my water broke, I had to wait another 33 hours of laboring before Baby Girl arrived. 🙂

Being a Mom is hard but so amazing! I love it so much! It has made a big change in my daily life with trying to nurse, snuggle, stare at that adorable smile, and get all of my work done for my stamping business. I’m still working on getting it all done and find a nice routine!

Last year was amazing and life changing….here’s to a wonderful 33rd year!!!

BIRTHDAY SPECIAL: All orders placed today will earn a FREE GIFT from me as well as DOUBLE Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers!!! I have lots of goodies like ribbon, clear blocks, embossing powder, stamps, and more. I will randomly select a gift and send it out to everyone who orders today! Click here to start shopping!

Happy Stampin’ & Shoppin’